Are you looking for a hometown where you don’t have to compromise? The Upper Perkiomen Valley, located in northern Montgomery County, includes six municipalities – Marlborough and Upper Hanover Townships and the four Boroughs of East Greenville, Green Lane, Pennsburg, and Red Hill. The area reflects small town charm and offers it all – rural communities where commuting is easy, schools are highly rated, and homes are affordable.
The Upper Perkiomen Valley is rich in history and while much has changed, a drive down Main Street or on rural roads shows that much remains the same with historic homes, old barns, and open spaces. The area offers many outdoor activities with numerous parks and trails. From hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, and mountain biking to birding, cross-country skiing, and camping.
Green Lane Reservoir is recognized by Pennsylvania Audubon as one of the state’s important birding areas and 280 species have been identified within the park. Popular annual events include Pennsburg-East Greenville Community Day, the Upper Perkiomen Downtown’s Annual Halloween Parade, and the Hometown Christmas Parade.
Upper Perkiomen Valley Schools
The Upper Perkiomen School District offers a high level of education to the area’s children.
- Hereford Elementary is located in the farmlands along Route 29.
- Marlborough Elementary is also on Route 29 next to Montgomery County Nature Center.
- 4th & 5th Grade Center is in East Greenville.
- Upper Perkiomen Middle School, is just north of Pennsburg in the small, bustling town of East Greenville.
- Upper Perkiomen High School is in Pennsburg. This school is on U.S. News’ list of Best High Schools. Approximately one in four students participate in Advanced Placement courses
For children interested in technical pursuits and skills that they can immediately apply in the work world, the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center, about 25 minutes away in Limerick, provides education on everything from automotive technology to graphic design.
Commuting from Upper Perkiomen Valley
Accessible from the Quakertown exit of the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the Upper Perkiomen Valley is about 35 miles north of Philadelphia and 20 miles south of Allentown. This area is also close to Routes 663 and 29. Finally, if you’re like many residents who work in Lansdale, hop on Route 63 and you’ll be there in 30 minutes.
Shopping centers and stores are concentrated within the centrally located boroughs of Green Lane, East Greenville, Pennsburg, and Red Hill.
Upper Perkiomen Valley Real Estate
Real estate options in the Upper Perkiomen Valley area include colonials, Victorians, ranches, Cape Cods, townhouses, condos, and even the occasional lot of land. Along with traditional homes, there is plenty of new construction in well-planned developments such as Northgate and The Woodlands.
Northgate provides a neighborhood feeling along with plenty of open space and recreation areas. Enjoy the natural beauty of ponds, creeks, trees, and flowers. Walk or bike the trails and let your children burn off extra energy in the playgrounds, roller hockey rink, and basketball courts. You’ll find detached homes, carriage homes, and distinctively designed stacked townhouses.
In The Woodlands, you’ll appreciate the peaceful ambiance that comes with half-acre lots and cul-de-sac streets. The homes reflect that open feeling as rooms flow together and large windows bring the outdoors in. Some houses span up to 4,000 square feet, so there’s plenty of room for growing families.
You’ll find what you’re looking for in the Upper Perkiomen Valley from an affordable, traditional home to one that’s spacious, brand new, and appointed with all of today’s modern conveniences.